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Subordinate Group Creation and Consequences 1 Subordinate Group Creation and Consequences Nicole Mills ETH/125 12/19/2010 Christine Stuart
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Subordinate Group Creation and Consequences 2 Subordinate Group Creation and Consequences A subordinate group is essentially a minority group. The number of individuals who compose a group does not determine a minority group; it does not necessarily mean that another outnumbers the group. A subordinate group contains individuals that have little control over their way of living, and dominant groups maintain control. There are several characteristics that determine a subordinate group. Generally a minority group receives unequal treatment, has differentiating traits, uncontrolled membership, awareness of subordination, and in-group marriage. There are four categories of subordinate groups: racial groups, ethnic groups, religious groups, and gender groups. Racial groups are socially set apart because of obvious physical differences (Schaefer, 2006). Ethnic groups are set apart from others because of its
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